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AutoSys Workload Automation vs. OpCon
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about AutoSys Workload Automation vs. OpCon and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"The solution has been stable.""It gives a real-time view of all the batch processing that we have. Monitoring-wise, it is really good.""The initial setup is easy.""This solution has made my clients' workplaces a lot less labor-intensive.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the functions are easy to use.""AutoSys Workload Automation is a stable solution.""It is very valuable for us when we are trying to arrange or orchestrate jobs into a system. It is helpful for triggering jobs for a scheduled task.""The features that I have found most valuable with AutoSys are that it is scalable, easy to use, fast, and always available. That's very important because if it's not steady then it's a real problem. So, at this point, we are satisfied with it."

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"There are a lot of valuable features. The version that we're currently casting, Self Service, is going to be the most valuable to us. It is going to allow us to open up the doors, broaden our automation capability and help other business units to be able to automate a lot of the little things that they do from day to day. I'm really looking forward to being able to help other areas with their automation needs. Self Service is really key.""Having the jobs laid out while attaching dependencies is a nice addition to the program.""Often times there are criteria that cannot be determined by the system, which allows a human to make the determination and use the Self-Service Solution Manager to trigger a job.""For us, the most valuable feature of the solution is the file transfer piece and being able to automate the moving of files around between our various vendors. It reduces the time involved versus somebody having to individually move the files around.""MAS is by far the best feature, although not a feature of the software specifically. MAS has more knowledge than our employees, so we have been able to develop schedules that are far beyond our own skillset.""With a simple click of a button in self-service, the department or the user can complete his/her job.""Reliability is always important, and the reliability of the system is outstanding.""The whole product is valuable to us because of the integrations that it has with the MCP and the Windows environments. You have to have the agent on each one of them that you want to monitor. The integrations that we have created are along the lines of extracting files and sending them through SFTP to another vendor. Those are the things that were taking a lot of time away from my staff."

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"I am not sure whether it is our limitation or a tool limitation because we haven't yet explored it, but whenever we look for different types of reporting, we have some limitations in getting those. It could be because of the way we have set it up internally in our enterprise, but it would be helpful if we can customize the reporting features and some of the alerts that can go out. When we connect enterprise systems, each one looks for a different use case, and if we can get different types of reporting, it will be helpful.""The reporting system, currently, could be better.""In terms of what should be in the next release, I want integration and AI and so on. I'd like easy reporting where you can compare information, for example, "that job normally takes three minutes and last time it took six minutes or 10 minutes." Then you can get the information to the engineer of which job is taking more time than normal - understanding strange behavior compared to the baseline.""The graphical interface can be improved.""We are trying to see if we can use this from a cloud perspective with AWS, Azure, and other clouds, but it seems that there is no cloud integration in this product. We would like to see cloud integration. We are very pleased with this solution, but we are moving our application to the cloud, and we found out that it doesn't support any cloud features. So, we are trying to find a replacement.""We had a few issues, however, the issues were more on the infrastructure rather than with the application itself.""AutoSys Workload Automation could improve in the Linux environment. The previous versions of the AutoSys Workload Automation let you take the profile of the user that you were using to run the tasks that you're going to automate, but in the latest versions, you can't do that, you need to make more definitions and it's a little bit difficult. It was easier in the previous versions.""The solution could improve by having support for container environments."

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"We are still in the early stages of our implementation, so at this point, I cannot see any needed improvements or features.""It would be great if you could create physically separate "clients," as I call them. I wish I could have a production client and a testing client and that they would be separate.""A way to select multiple jobs in the UI for a quick change or to hold, release, et cetera, would be nice.""More functionality within self-service would be greatly appreciated.""We would like a display of the created date, created by, and last modified date, as well as modified by.""Of course they have a RESTful API within OpCon, but they have that new web services agent that we installed because we have some SOAP APIs and we had to interact with SMA to get things running. Our developers did do some tweaks, but we have now been able to get some test jobs running, and understand how the workflow goes back and forth.""Licensing would be the first part I would overhaul. Each time a new licensing paradigm comes out, more features are removed and costs are added. They "add" features that are rarely used and increase charges for the number of jobs run. I'm sure someone in finance got a raise for their brilliance but the end-users won't thank them one bit. Expect price hikes and threats when you hold them to account at every opportunity.""The logs are a little daunting to look at the first few times, however, as you begin to understand what you're looking at, it becomes easier."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing needs to be improved. Some of my client's complained that it was too expensive."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable and there is an annual license required."
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  • "The pricing is very reasonable."
  • "OpCon cost us $80,000 in 2017 money, and that included everything: support, installation, onsite assistance during the conversion, etc. It's been a worthwhile investment by far."
  • "We currently renewed with one of their new technology bundles. It's around $36,000 annually. We run a query of our SQL in our SQL database to see how many jobs we run. They're charging us per usage and whatever add-ons you want to use with OpCon."
  • "It used to be per machine, so we had X number of devices licensed. Now it's not. If we had a lot of machines, the new license might've decreased the cost. Unfortunately, we didn't see the same gains."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Control-M acts as a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes, which is helpful because nothing gets left unattended since it is all visible in one place, and… more »
    Top Answer:AutoSys Workload Automation is a stable solution.
    Top Answer:The pricing needs to be improved. Some of my client's complained that it was too expensive.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the automation in general.
    Top Answer:The licensing and pricing model changed this last year, so we're getting used to that. I think it's ultimately going to end up being more expensive. It depends on the scale of the business. It used to… more »
    Top Answer:I'm sure there's plenty that could be improved, but some of the biggest pain points aren't necessarily a fault of OpCon itself. For example, the FICS integration is a little bit clunky. We've had some… more »
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    Also Known As
    CA Workload Automation, CA Workload Automation AE
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    Overview

    AutoSys Workload Automation delivers end-to-end visibility of application workloads and dependencies across platforms, ERP systems, and the cloud. Business applications are ensured for availability thanks to event-based triggering, real-time alerting, and dynamic critical path management. By intelligently and effectively assigning workloads based on real-time information about the available computing resources and service level agreements, AutoSys Workload Automation scales to enterprise demands with ease. The solution permits businesses to swiftly provision and handle workloads in physical, virtualized, and cloud environments. The platform helps to reduce the cost and complexity of managing mission-critical business processes, ensuring consistent and reliable service delivery. AutoSys Workload Automation is a job control solution that allows you to manage workloads via a command-line interface (CLI) or graphical user interface (GUI).

    AutoSys Workload Automation Features

    AutoSys Workload Automation has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Multi-platform scheduling: Manage and visualize a process end to end across multiple platforms from a central point of control.
    • Extensive scalability: Provide production scalability without the need for multiple server instances.
    • Extensive app support: Manage workloads for business apps such as PeopleSoft, SAP, and Oracle E-Business. This results in lower operating costs and increased cross-enterprise visibility.
    • Built-in fault tolerance: Robust, lights-out operations with automated recovery that facilitates the availability of business systems by enabling jobs to be completed accurately and on time.
    • Self service: End-users have the ability to request and execute workload processing that is controlled by workload policy and governance processes. This gives businesses more control over their own services.
    • Security and compliance: Better meet regulatory compliance requirements by defining access permissions at any level. If there are problems, you can view what was changed, by whom, and at what time.

    AutoSys Workload Automation Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing AutoSys Workload Automation. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Job scheduling, monitoring, and reporting: Jobs can be scheduled across platforms. When a job enters different production schedule phases, keep track of it and give reports.
    • Create reports that ease regulatory compliance and improve control.
    • Forecasting is used to detect and comprehend the business impact of work within a job stream. You can send notifications for overdue tasks or bypass less critical jobs.
    • Managing resources: The solution assesses the resources that are available and schedules jobs to achieve a defined SLA, enhancing resource utilization.

    Reviews from Real Users

    AutoSys Workload Automation stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its file transfer protocol and its visibility for batch processing. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    One PeerSpot reviewer, an IT consultant at a computer software company, writes, “The most valuable features of AutoSys Workload Automation are the file transfer protocol and file watcher. The solution has a user-friendly user interface. It is very simple to use. You have a scope of all your jobs, jobs are what you call tasks that you will automate in the solution. It lets you monitor everything in these jobs.

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, a head at an insurance company, notes, “It gives a real-time view of all the batch processing that we have. Monitoring-wise, it is really good. It also gives us the ability to connect different software processes.”

    OpCon is a robust and flexible platform capable of scaling up to meet the needs of clients running 140,000+ daily jobs across multiple environments and operating systems. Our proven migration framework helps clients painlessly transition from outdated or cost inefficient platforms thanks to our deep organizational expertise, REST API, and extensive library of legacy connectors. We have a variety of consulting options available for clients and offer no-cost training for the life of the contract.

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    Sample Customers
    Gaumont, Mercantil do Brasil, CCEE, Hanwha Life
    LOHR, Carnival Cruise Lines, Herbalife, Digital Federal Credit Union, Synergent, Frandsen Bank & Trust
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    Financial Services Firm46%
    Insurance Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Healthcare Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm31%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Insurance Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm78%
    Insurance Company8%
    Government4%
    Manufacturing Company2%
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    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Insurance Company10%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise84%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise81%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise31%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
    AutoSys Workload Automation vs. OpCon
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about AutoSys Workload Automation vs. OpCon and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,703 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AutoSys Workload Automation is ranked 4th in Workload Automation with 10 reviews while OpCon is ranked 2nd in Workload Automation with 17 reviews. AutoSys Workload Automation is rated 7.6, while OpCon is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of AutoSys Workload Automation writes "Mature, reliable, scalable, and helpful for orchestrating jobs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpCon writes "Four connectors work with KeyStone and allow us to automate every batch-processing task". AutoSys Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, IBM Workload Automation, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, CA Workload Automation ESP and JAMS, whereas OpCon is most compared with Control-M, IBM Workload Automation, VisualCron, Automic Workload Automation and HelpSystems Automate. See our AutoSys Workload Automation vs. OpCon report.

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